Richmond Hill Transit

Richmond Hill Transit was created in 1960 to provide public transit service in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. It was initially operated by Trailways of Canada Limited, then Travelways starting in 1976 and Laidlaw in the 1980s. Services merged with the Markham, Newmarket and Vaughan transit systems to form York Region Transit in 2001.[1]

Richmond Hill Transit
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Richmond Hill Transit bus on route 4C, 1999
Founded1960
Defunct2001
LocaleRichmond Hill, Ontario
Service typeBus service
Routes9
Fleet26 (2000)
Fuel typeDiesel
OperatorTrailways of Canada Limited (until 1976)
Travelways (1976-1980s)
Laidlaw (1980s–2001)

Richmond Hill Transit services were limited due to the size of the town when compared to transit operations in nearby Markham, Ontario and Vaughan, Ontario.

RoutesEdit

Richmond Hill's routes were similar to Vaughan Transit as they did not run in a grid like direction:

  • 1A Mill Pond
  • 1C Beverly Acres
  • 2 Newkirk
  • 3 Trench
  • 4A/C Oak Ridges
  • 5 16th Avenue
  • 6 Weldrick
  • 7 Major Mackenzie
  • 8 Bathurst

When Richmond Hill Transit merged with other transit systems to form York Region Transit, an "8" was added to all of then-Richmond Hill's route numbers to avoid having duplicate bus route number with other transit systems (e.g. 1A Mill Street becomes 81A Mill Street). This numbering system stands after the merge.

FleetEdit

  denotes wheelchair access

FacilitiesEdit

Richmond Hill Transit buses were maintained by private contractors:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems Ontario Communities (S – Z)". University of Manitoba. Retrieved 7 December 2016.

NotesEdit

Preceded by
None
Public transit in Richmond Hill
1960–2001
Succeeded by
York Region Transit